Bipolar Disorder is a complicated condition with many symptoms, including mood swings, depression, manic episodes and cognitive impairments such as memory problems and attention deficits. If you or a loved one are experiencing any of these symptoms then it is time to seek help from a medical professional.
This is the second in our conversation on the overlap between bipolar and ADD (or ADHD). The condition is not so much about attention deficit (as the name implies) as a failure in directing that attention. On one extreme, the brain may hyper-focus, say on a project, at the expense of awareness of the immediate world. On the other, the brain may…